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Extra resources for Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective , Second Edition
Although most recovery does not stem from formal treatment, the incentive for sobriety can very well be an outgrowth of a treatment experience. And for the family of the alcoholic or addict, family counseling can be a godsend. The strengths approach, as its name implies, builds on clients’ strengths and resources. This is ‘‘a versatile practice approach, relying heavily on ingenuity and creativity, the courage and common sense of both clients and their social workers’’ (Saleebey, 2006, p. 1). Traditionally, work in the substance abuse ﬁeld has focused on breaking client resistance and denial (Rapp & Goscha, 2006).
The biology of chemical use relates to the formidable hereditary components in the etiology of this illness and the physical problems that may arise with extended use. A growing literature documents the many ways in which addiction is a complex brain disease (Washton & Zweben, 2006). Predisposing characteristics such as endorphin deﬁciency can set the stage for future problems long before the use of any addictive substances. Thus, 12 chapter 1 we hear from a man who is serving a long prison term for manslaughter following a drunken driving crash: My father has had a few DWI’s (Driving While Intoxicated convictions), my sister one, and I’ve gotten two.
E ARLIER S TUDIES OF N OTE Directed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the multisite, 8-year comparison study, Project MATCH (1997), involved almost 2,000 patients in the largest trial of psychotherapies ever undertaken. The goal of this $28 million project was not to measure treatment effectiveness but rather to study which types of treatments worked for which types of people. The three treatment designs chosen for this extensive study were based on the principles of the three most popular treatment designs: conventional Twelve-Step-based treatment, cognitive strategies, and motivational enhancement therapy (MET).